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  • Cell Phone Communications

    Im gonna search, so hold your flame!

    How many of us have added cellular communication to our CarPC's?

    Im looking at using a prepaid cell phone to act as a modem for my PC and was wondering how successful this will be. Specifically, I have a RAS server I can call at any time. It even has an 888 number associated with it. I want to surf the net, get email, basic stuff. Bandwidth isn't so critical, im not going to be downloading porn with it. (at least not much) I was wondering if anyone here has done this on a permanent basis. Anyone using a USB connection for their phone? Or is serial my only option. What service has the best bandwidth available and has anyone in dallas, san antonio, houston done this already?

    thank you for your support. I'll go search now.

    Peter
    Stop Buying New Music CD's.
    Hit The RIAA where it lives.

    Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

  • #2
    Oh Boy!,

    I wish I could delete this thread.
    Stop Buying New Music CD's.
    Hit The RIAA where it lives.

    Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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    • #3
      How much are you planning on paying each month, as it would probably be cheaper for you just to get a t-mobile data plan at 29.99. GPRS is not the fastest service around, but you should get speeds typical of 30-50k (33.6-56k) modem speeds.

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      • #4
        chut , what did u find ?

        Im kinda interested in the same idea...
        AT mobo
        Intel Pentium MMX 233mhz
        ESS Solo PCI soundcard
        Linksys NIC
        Irman

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        • #5
          search this thread using the keywords "cell phone". You'll find a s**tload!


          Originally posted by toadster123
          chut , what did u find ?

          Im kinda interested in the same idea...
          Stop Buying New Music CD's.
          Hit The RIAA where it lives.

          Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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          • #6
            I was thinking that a prepaid phone would be cool cus I aint gonna use it that much. 33.6 should be fine for what I want it for. What plan did you get for yours? I noticed your in texas also....which tmobile plan did you get?


            Originally posted by Toups
            How much are you planning on paying each month, as it would probably be cheaper for you just to get a t-mobile data plan at 29.99. GPRS is not the fastest service around, but you should get speeds typical of 30-50k (33.6-56k) modem speeds.
            Stop Buying New Music CD's.
            Hit The RIAA where it lives.

            Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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            • #7
              I am not using t-mobile, as I have SprintPCS w/ Vision and a Sanyo 8100. I can use my phone as a modem on Sprint and get data rates on average of about 100-120k, but Sprint is starting to crack down on people who abuse the vision service, so I do not recommend it. Not to mention I get weather and animated radar on my cell phone which is what I primarily use it for.

              As far as t-mobile, if you have existing service you can get unlimited data added for 19.99 a month.


              Let me know if you need anything else, as I am pretty well versed in this. (Telecom Manager/Engineer)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chut
                I was thinking that a prepaid phone would be cool cus I aint gonna use it that much. 33.6 should be fine for what I want it for. What plan did you get for yours? I noticed your in texas also....which tmobile plan did you get?
                Don't expect to get 33.6 out of a pay per month phone.
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                • #9
                  He is going with Sprint, so he will have about 3x that

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toups
                    He is going with Sprint, so he will have about 3x that
                    As do I. I've been doing it for a few years now.
                    Aura MR62 (F and R)
                    My Current MP3s
                    IamDefiler.com

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                    • #11
                      Have you seen on sprintusers.com where sprint is starting to crack down on those who abuse vision in this manner and removing their access?

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                      • #12
                        Yeah. I don't abuse it like some of the other people. E-mail once in a great while maybe weather but not much more than that. I've been reading about the canceling on g3download.com for a while now.
                        Aura MR62 (F and R)
                        My Current MP3s
                        IamDefiler.com

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                        • #13
                          H3ll, I do more than that on my phone as I am always checking email, 1KTV, weather and radar, traffic maps.

                          makes me wonder if sprint will try and cancel mine...

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                          • #14
                            What cell phone is not pay per month?

                            Originally posted by Defiler
                            Don't expect to get 33.6 out of a pay per month phone.
                            Stop Buying New Music CD's.
                            Hit The RIAA where it lives.

                            Indash Motorized 7", Epia Nehimiah, 512 MB, 80 GB, DVD, Wireless G, XP Pro, XM PCR, Kenwwod 5 Channel 1200 Watt Amp.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chut
                              What cell phone is not pay per month?
                              Just go with the cheapest sprint package with vision thats what I did.

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